This book offers a series of probing reflections on issues at the heart of recent debates in philosophy, literary, theory, and intellectual history.
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This book offers a series of probing reflections on issues at the heart of recent debates in philosophy, literary, theory, and intellectual history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870239908
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 11/24/1995
  • Series: Critical Perspectives on Modern Culture Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,024,996
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 6.04 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Of Labyrinths, Minotaurs, and Left Heideggerianism 1
Kulchur Wars: The Modernism/Postmodernism Controversy Revisited 15
The Cultural Politics of Neoconservatism 33
Reflections on Jewish Secular Messianism 43
Walter Benjamin Today 55
Working through the Past: Habermas and the German Historians' Debate 83
Carl Schmitt: The Conservative Revolution and the Aesthetics of Horror 103
"Over the Line": Reflections on Martin Heidegger and National Socialism 123
French Heidegger Wars 142
Democracy and the Political in the Thought of Hannah Arendt 162
Antihumanism in the Discourse of French Postwar Theory 175
Deconstruction at Auschwitz: Heidegger, de Man, and the New Revisionism 210
Afterword: Derrida on Marx, or the Perils of Left Heideggerianism 231
Notes 241
Index 283
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